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Offline will-w

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Lowering drivers seat?
« on: February 13, 2011, 11:25:27 am »
Hi all

Has anyone investigated whether it is possible to lower the drivers seat by another inch or two?

I'm not a huge guy (6' 1", 14 stone) but I regularly find the top of my hair brushing against the roof lining of my SS.

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Will
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    Offline Andrew

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    Re: Lowering drivers seat?
    « Reply #1 on: February 13, 2011, 11:49:38 am »
    I assume you've already used the seat height adjustment lever?
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    Offline J_a_m_e_s

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    Re: Lowering drivers seat?
    « Reply #2 on: February 13, 2011, 11:52:38 am »
    Sorry but "not a huge guy" at 6'1 14st hahahaha I'm a friking midget compared to you  :o
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    Offline matt owens

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    Re: Lowering drivers seat?
    « Reply #3 on: February 13, 2011, 11:55:09 am »
    I'm slightly taller and never had this problem with mine, I didn't even have the seat on it's lowest setting. I'm wondering if the height adjuster might be stuck and is not on it's lowest setting?
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    Re: Lowering drivers seat?
    « Reply #4 on: February 13, 2011, 12:18:57 pm »
    Ask the GTT guys to look into it. Dont see a reason why it cant be done as sub is in the boot on AGP.
    More difficult on 500 though.

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    Re: Lowering drivers seat?
    « Reply #5 on: February 13, 2011, 03:27:43 pm »
    I assume you've already used the seat height adjustment lever?

    Most certainly have. It lowers by about an inch, maybe two from it's highest position but even at it's lowest there's still only an inch clearance between my head and the headlining

    Sorry but "not a huge guy" at 6'1 14st hahahaha I'm a friking midget compared to you  :o

    haha, well I'm not as big as I used to be anyway!  I used to be 16 stone...  and I've still got a 17.5/18" neck ;)

    I'm slightly taller and never had this problem with mine, I didn't even have the seat on it's lowest setting. I'm wondering if the height adjuster might be stuck and is not on it's lowest setting?

    Well I've only got a 31" inside leg so most of my height is in my upper body, I've got a big neck too which doesn't help!

    I never had any problems in my Grande Punto Sporting - then again I didn't have the SkyDome roof in the Sporting and I do in the SS!

    Ask the GTT guys to look into it. Dont see a reason why it cant be done as sub is in the boot on AGP.
    More difficult on 500 though.

    It's going into them soon so they can have a play with a few other bits so will ask them to have a look while they've got it! :)
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    Re: Lowering drivers seat?
    « Reply #6 on: February 13, 2011, 04:29:24 pm »
    I would have thought anything relating too the seat fitment would need type approval as its an essential safety feature  ???

    So im guessing it would cost quite a lot  :thumbd:

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    Re: Lowering drivers seat?
    « Reply #7 on: February 13, 2011, 04:37:13 pm »
    I would have thought anything relating too the seat fitment would need type approval as its an essential safety feature  ???

    So im guessing it would cost quite a lot  :thumbd:

    You'd think that but I know loads of people in the past to get custom runners made to fit seats into their cars..  I guess it would be something you're suppose to do but doubt many do.

    As long as I fully trust the workmanship and strength then I'd be ok with it :)
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    Re: Lowering drivers seat?
    « Reply #8 on: February 13, 2011, 08:22:54 pm »
    Im a biggy and do find that the seat doesn't seem to sink in enough to get totally comfortable. I found the answer though - Sabelt's  ;D

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    Re: Lowering drivers seat?
    « Reply #9 on: February 13, 2011, 09:03:39 pm »
    Im a biggy and do find that the seat doesn't seem to sink in enough to get totally comfortable. I found the answer though - Sabelt's  ;D

    That is most certainly the answer..  Maybe a rather expensive one, but it is the best answer! :D
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    Re: Lowering drivers seat?
    « Reply #10 on: February 13, 2011, 09:43:31 pm »
    well im 6foot 3 and i have no problem what so ever.... use the height ajustment lever on the right hand side of the seat....

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    Re: Lowering drivers seat?
    « Reply #11 on: February 13, 2011, 10:13:23 pm »
    well im 6foot 3 and i have no problem what so ever.... use the height ajustment lever on the right hand side of the seat....

    Have you not bothered to read the thread so far?  It's as far down as it goes!

    The SkyDome must lower the roof lining by quite a large amount as head clearance is a lot less
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    Re: Lowering drivers seat?
    « Reply #12 on: February 13, 2011, 10:18:41 pm »
    Yes. I test drove one with a skydome and didn't get one with that option for that sole reason  :-[

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    Re: Lowering drivers seat?
    « Reply #13 on: February 13, 2011, 10:31:53 pm »
    Try reducing the size of your neck. Night help.  :thumb:

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    Re: Lowering drivers seat?
    « Reply #14 on: February 13, 2011, 10:44:43 pm »
    Dont tell me there is a lever, i have been driving with my head out the skydome for 3 months. ;D

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